Thomas Riggs caught this 29-inch striper while trolling a rapala X-RAP from his kayak on the evening of February 9 in Spring Creek and Northwest Creek. He also caught four other stripers along with puppy drum and speckled trout.
They are a migratory fish that move between fresh and salt water. The striped bass (or "striper") is popular in sport fishing -- the largest specimen ever caught weighed in at 81.8 lbs. Striped bass can be a little tricky to catch, as they are constantly on the move and behave somewhat unpredictably. As a result, many fishermen argue over the best methods for catching them.
Striped bass are migratory fish who prefer water temperatures between 45 and 65 degrees F. Therefore, if the water temperature goes above or below this range, you are unlikely to find any striped bass, as they will have migrated to warmer or cooler waters.